A Simple Homemade Mask for Acne (That Actually Works) – Telegraph

Female With Oily, Acne-Prone Olive Skin

I am almost 30 years old, and I have been dealing with acne in some form for over a decade. I get breakouts mostly in my T-zone, with regular hormonal breakouts on my chin and along my hairline. Recently, I've started devoloping more skin discoloration, some acne scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. Over the years, I have tried the following in attempts to keep my skin under control:

  • Proactiv
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Salicylic acid
  • Retin-A
  • Clindamycin (a topical antibiotic)
  • Birth control
  • Spironolactone (an oral testosterone/androgen blocker)
  • Doxycycline (an oral antibiotic)

Most of these medications have not worked for me. Some have actually made my skin worse. It got to the point where I was sick of dealing with these issues and sick of throwing my money away (and poisoning my body) with products and pills that didn't work.

Recently, for the first time in my life, I went to a real, honest-to-goodness dermatologist. I was pleasantly surprised because he was not the kind of doctor that pushed expensive products or procedures. He advocated simple, natural skincare, which I love. One skincare treatment he recommended was so simple, I was surprised I hadn't heard of it before.